Elder Abuse

State Sponsored Elder Abuse 

Posted By CotoBlogzz June 26, 2011

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – If you want to get back at your elder parents for your own shortcoming, this is your day.  According to  Kathleen Wilber,  USC's. Mary Pickford Professor of Gerontology,  recent studies suggest that more than one in seven older adults is victimized each year. Unfortunately, such studies rarely take into account what we refer to as the parasitic bureaucracy effect – this is where a bureaucracy either to cover up its own incompetence and or to increase its sphere of influence, delays, denies and ore ignores reporters requests for transparency, as described in some of the pieces summarized below.

This parasitic effect is the main reason why we are encouraging Orange County Supervisor Candidates Chuck DeVore and Todd Spitzer to agree to request the state to conduct an independent audit on the county in general and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) specifically.  Take for instance, after our Public Records Act (PRA) filed with Darlene Bloom regarding clarification on the recent OCSD audit was ignored, we pressed and finally got a disingenuous response from Howard Sutter, Orange County, CEO Community/Media Relations, to which we said:

“While the argument that the new OSCD leadership has changed the dynamics and the newly instituted processed have a positive impact is compelling, it fails to recognize that the major component in culture change in the department is the union's  leadership. That is, we posit the culture will not change unless the union agrees to change.  The auditor's conclusion can be misleading:  "we changed management, therefore the culture has now changed" is disingenuous.

As you know, SOX legislation was passed in an attempt to prevent Enron-like debacles.  The concept has three tenets:  1)  Have management sign financial reports to certify reports are accurate.  2)  Certify the report are accurate and a process is in place to make sure they are.  We advocate something similar for OCSD management for any use of resources.”

Our response to Mr. Howar Sutter's disingenuous response

The point is that elder abuse viewed from the researchers’ lens such as Professor
Mary Pickford’s is of concern.  The reality is that it is a literal Death Trap.

Documented Elder Abuse, including examples of the parasitic effect.

“Elderly Abuse:  Parolees discovered living in nursing homes, residents not told of sex offenders, ex-cons”  Chris Fuscon and Lori Rackl describe how they investigated the high numbers of sex offenders and parolees living in Illinois’ nursing homes – Investigative Reporters and and Editors (IRE) September/October 2005

“Poor Regulation,” The Oregonian.  Brent Walth writes about and investigation that he and fellow reporter Erin Hoover Barnett did on the sudden collapse of the Oregon-based Assisted Living Concepts.  The company, which at some point acquired a new assisted-living center every week., “slashed budget, paid measly wages and hired inexperienced staff.”  The article points to some of the differences in regulations in assisted-living and nursing homes - – Investigative Reporters and and Editors (IRE) November/December  2002

“Agencies in New Mexico impeded fraud and elder care investigation,” The New Mexico Independent.  The series explored allegations that state agencies interfered with fraud and elder abuse investigations.  The Medical Fraud Division stated that the Human Services Department and the Health Department had withheld, filtered and sanitized information and documents requested by investigators – Government Health, February 23, 2011

“Edler Abuse investigations mishandled at state veteran homes.” The Dallas Morning News, James Drew of the Dallas Morning News found that a criminal investigation into alleged abuse by two workers at a state veteran’s home in West Texas languished for more than two years because of confusion who should investigate and conflicts among police, state officials and veteran’s home investigators – Justice, April 7, 2011

Elder abuse is a devastating but often overlooked problem that can cause emotional as well as physical pain and suffering, shattered trust, financial ruin and even an increased risk of dying. The tragedy of elder abuse was recently brought home by 90-year-old screen legend Mickey Rooney in his dramatic Congressional testimony describing his own experiences.
“Recent studies suggest that more than one in seven older adults is victimized each year,” said the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s Kathleen Wilber, who is the Mary Pickford Professor of Gerontology. “Sadly, a recent summary of elder abuse interventions found that there is little evidence that efforts to prevent or address abuse work.” – June 2011

“The Price of Living” series, The Post Courier, Chareslton, S.C.  The newspaper spent months going through individual case files at the Charleston County Probate Court to learn what was happening to the savings of the elderly incapacitated persons.  Reporter Doug Pardue discovered a court that was set up to protect vulnerable elderly persons but often helped drain their estates though court-approved fees to lawyers, guardians and conservators.  Health, Justice, Dec. 2010

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – so what  do these people have in common? 

See if you can match the face to the crime:

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office, your mother’s  care-giver, relative, best friend, attorney, doctors, fill in the blank,  announced the arrest of Joe Doe/Jane Doe. Your mother with Alzheimer’s disease entered a nursing home some eight months ago.  Somehow, Joe Doe/Jane Doe  acquired your mother’s power of attorney.

Sumner Redstone Trial: Judge Rules To Dismiss Health Care Dispute

May 9, 2016 8:35am

(UPDATE with new lawsuit and statements from attorney and Shari Redstone:) The trial over who controls Sumner Redstone’s heath care is over, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled today, pulling the plug on the proceedings.  After receiving requested briefs over the weekend from attorneys for the media mogul’s ex-companion Manuela Herzer and Redstone’s reps (read them here & here), the tentative ruling this morning by Judge David Cowan to grant the motion to dismiss from lawyers for the former Viacom and CBS boss comes after just one full day of trial on Friday.

Read more: http://deadline.com/2016/05/sumner-redstone-trial-health-care-lawsuit-dismissal-motion-viacom-1201751342/

Posted May 6th, 2016
Would you hire someone to manage your personal affairs and finances who charged $50,599.18 in just three months?
What if they charged $1,560 to make two phone calls to your son to discuss “dates for (a) Christmas” visit with you? Or if you got a bill for more than $1,000 from this person because her “computer emails appear(ed) to be breached … (and) extensive work (was) done on (her) phone and computer as a result,” and she charged you for calls to her IT department and an attorney she consulted?

Elder Cleansing for fun and profit is being re=enacted in the California courts

By Ken Ditkowsky

Elder Cleansing for fun and profit is being re=enacted in the California courts.    A man with 40 billion dollars is incompetent when his funds are convenient for probate redistribution.   When the world is watching corrupt lawyers, judges, and 18 USCA 371 co-conspirator organizations such as the IARDC have to be discrete

1 comment:

Tracey said...

Exactly what happened to me ! Her care giver made up a nice document giving himself all of her assets.....He claims he spent all the money now she has passed away